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Short Tours

Tours of 2 - 4 days.

 

Date:
 14-04-2018
Duration:
 2

Pokies, Cruise, St Anne's Winery & Echuca Cruise

Day one

After boarding our coach, at a pre-arranged time, we make our way to Moama.  We will be stopping at Mica Grange which is located north of Melbourne.  It plays host to a wide range of activities ranging from open garden tours and sculpture exhibitions, musical recitals to art/craft workshops.  Here we can enjoy some morning tea before making our way to Moama.  On arrival in Moama we will visit the Moama Sports Club for lunch & Pokies.  Lunch cost is at own expense, a 3 hour stay is required.  Following lunch, we head to our motel in Echuca - All Rivers.  Here, we will have free time for the afternoon.  At 5:30 to Rich River Golf club for dinner & entertainment.  Dinner is provided with a 4 hour stay.

Day two

Following a cooked buffet breakfast, we will stop to have a wander along the riverbank.  Here you will find some treasures and fresh goodies.  Around 10:15 make your way to the Echuca Wharf to beard the MV Mary Ann for a cruise.  After your cruise it's off to St Anne's Winery & Echuca Cheese for a taste test.  St Anne's cellar door is a must see, the ambience, character and style.  Your visit includes a wine & cheese tasting platter.  St Anne's Cellar Door tastings, have an amazing selection of delicious items to choose from - brie, triple brie, camembert, blue, chilli, tasty, extra sharp tasty, figs, fruit paste, olive oil, mustard, olives, crackers,salamis, mettwursts and a selection of St Annes wines. Back on board bound for Moama RSL for lunch (own cost) and a 2 hour stayand last flutter on the pokies, or just enjoy the entertainment and food.  Around 2:45 we depart Echuca home ward bound with a brief stop for refreshments and restroom break arriving home early evening.

Cost:

$117pp twin share - 40 passengers or more

$125 pp twin share - 35- 39 passengers 

$145 pp twin share - 34 passengers and under

Single supplement $45 extra

Includes: Coach Travel, accommodation, cooked Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner, Cruise, Cheese Platters & wine tasting.

Does not include: Items not listed & 2 lunches.

Date:
 19-04-2018
Duration:
 3

Day 1

7:00 Today we depart Southern Cross station bus bays: As we depart Melbourne we will be travelling along the Highway toward Stawell. Our first stop today will be at Great Western “Bests Winery-Cellar Door”, said to be one of Australia’s oldest wineries. Enjoy some morning tea and a tour of the old tunnels & cellars. (suitable for all ages). Continuing our journey to the Silo’s Art Trail we will be stopping at “Mack's” restaurant for a lovely lunch. First Silo today is at Rupanyup, artist, Julia Volchkova. The stops for each Silo, are based on feedback from passengers.  Continuing our journey, the trail takes us to the iconic structures in “Brim”, artist, Guido Van Helten. These amazing Silo’s tower over 30 metres high.  Time to put down our cameras for the day as we head to our accommodation. Tonight, you will be dining on site at your accommodation.

Day 2

After a lovely buffet breakfast, we will be departing at 8:00 am for our trip to Patchewollock. This giant mural was painted by artist, Fintan Magee. Next, we depart Patchewollock heading to Lascelles, artist, Tyrone Wright. This is the latest painted Silo in what has been called the “Art Series Silo’s”. Back on board, we will make our way to Rosebery to view the latest Silo – a work in progress. En-route we will stop for a morning tea break.

After our viewing of the Roseberry we will make our way to the Hopetoun Hotel for a lovely cooked lunch. Back on board we will be heading toward Sea Lake and Lake Tyrrell “pink lakes”. Now, it’s time to head to our accommodation for this evening.  Your evening meal will be on site at your accommodation in Warracknabeal

Day 3.

  After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts as we head toward the final of the Art series Silos,the “Sheep Hills” Silo’s, artist Matt Adnate.  Now it’s off road on the back trails to the town of Logan, Population 15. Logan is situated on the crossroads in the bush. This hotel is the only building in the area. “Logan Pub in the Scrub” is a little gem of a place, you will be delighted by the stories from the owner “Keith the publican”. After an entertaining lunch, we are homeward bound with refreshment stops. We hope you have enjoyed your journey and have many pictures of this amazing art work.

TOUR COST:

$399.00   P/P—Based on Twin Share or Double

Single supplement—Extra $120.00

INCLUDES: Coach travel, accommodation,  2 lunches, 2 dinners & tours.

Date:
 04-05-2018
Duration:
 4

 

BRIGHT AUTUMN “GALA FESTIVAL”

Bright, Glenrowan, Beechworth, Yackandandah & Myrtleford

4 DAY TOUR   

Friday 4TH to Monday 7th MAY 2018

   Enjoy 4 nights in the Ovens Valley at the Bright Chalets.

  Includes Buffet Breakfasts, 3 Course dinners & Morning teas.

Day 1- Friday 4TH MAY

Our Coach will depart several major stations including Southern Cross bus bays. After boarding your coach, we make our way to Seymour for morning tea and refreshment stop. The Brewers table is an ideal place for some refreshments & snacks or Gaffney’s bakery.  After morning tea, we will head to Wandiligong. Today, as part of the Gala Festival we will be stopping Wandiligong here we will take some time for lunch at the Wandiligong pub. The Wandi Pub looks aged on the outside, but the interior hides a taste sensation. The menu is limited but still has a great range to choose from, the meals are sensational. They have a huge outdoor area where you can enjoy your lunch.  After lunch we make our way to the Wandiligong Historic Public Hall. Enjoy the period charms as you browse in through the many stalls, showcasing locally grown produce and hand-crafted goods - exquisite hand dyed scarves, cushions, blankets, handmade cards, jewelry, novelty items, homemade jams, preserves and other indulgent treats. Mid-afternoon we will make our way to the Bright Chalets. The Chalets are nestled on the outskirts of town, with amazing views of the mountains & creeks.  Your hosts will welcome you and allocate room keys, along with information regarding meal times and amenities at the resort.  The remainder of the day is yours to relax – enjoy a drink in the outside gardens with views of the creek and amazing mountains.

Tonight, you will be dining in the onsite restaurant at the Bright Chalets.- Includes: 3 Course evening meal.

Day 2 Saturday 5th May

 This morning, after an amazing buffet breakfast, we board the coach bound for “The Bright Gala Day”. Your coach will drop you off in town - your driver will inform you of your drop off & pick up points for today.   Today is a celebration of the wonderful autumn colors, & autumn produce from the valleys of Victoria's Alpine Region. The highlight today is the Gala Grand Parade, with a market, music in the streets, the Bright Art Gallery's Autumn Exhibition, open gardens, the Metal and Wood day, & concert at the Community Centre. At 10:45 am your coach will drop you at the market parade, which will be in full action. There will be loads of stalls, food vendors, live music with a wonderful atmosphere, as hundreds of visitors come to town for the market and the ensuing parade. At 1:45 pm ensure you make your way to the Gala Parade. The parade kicks off after the markets and is a fantastic celebration, that makes up the vibrant community of Bright. At 2:45 pm your coach will be ready to pick you up and return you your accommodation.  Take some time to refresh and relax before dinner.

Includes: Buffet Breakfast & 3 Course dinner at Chalet.

Day 3 Sunday 6th May- Yakandandah, Beechworth

Around 10 am your coach will depart for Yackandandah, Beechworth, the villages and countryside in between.  The legacy of the rush for gold remains - from the perfectly preserved streetscapes of the towns, to the countless mine shafts and mullock heaps, to astonishing water races sluiced through solid granite From Chinese Burning Towers and pioneer graves to historic government buildings, schools and museums all dating from those early, heady days of the gold rush. For those interested in early pioneering days, the stories, myths and legends, Yackandandah and the surrounding towns are full of rich gold rush history. A legacy that has shaped the built and natural landscape of the region. Once in Yackandandah we will meet up with the local guide for a town tour.  After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the main street. Around 11.30am we will depart Yackandandah to make our way to Beechworth. On arrival you will have time to purchase some lunch at one of the many café’s.  Beechworth bakery offers a myriad of pies, savoury food and cakes.  After lunch take some time to wander through Beechworth Honey.  We will meet up at the local park in the centre of town.  Here we will be met by a town guide to take us through the historical precinct of Beechworth.  After our tour, we will board the coach and make our way back to Bright. Tonight, you will relax at the chalet and enjoy a 3-course dinner.

 Includes: Cooked Buffet Breakfast & 3 course dinner

Day 4 – Monday 7th May – Homeward bound via Myrtleford & Glenrowan

Enjoy your buffet breakfast. This morning we say goodbye to our hosts. We will be departing at 9:00 am. As we depart Bright along the Great Alpine Road we will take some time to call into the, Bright Berry Farm. The farm produces top quality berries resulting in jams and syrups that are full of the rich flavours of those of old. From its early days the farm has now expanded to 15 acres of berries, 2 acres of vineyard, five acres of cherries and three acres of mixed produce including nuts, apples and figs. Available for purchase at Bright Berry Farms are pre-picked berries, ice-creams, sorbets, fruit wines, cordials and of course their delicious jams and syrups (including diabetic-friendly products). Incorporated into Bright Berry Farms in 1997, the Mt Buffalo Vineyard label produces cool-climate reds, some of which have been highly rated by Australian wine critics. After our visit here, we continue along a short distance to Myrtleford, where you will find Gapsted Winery. 2001 the cellar door was built and over the years it has won numerous awards. Some of these include 'Best Alpine Winery' for six consecutive years and the Victorian Tourism Awards for 'Best .  Gapsted wines have been acknowledged locally and abroad - winning a staggering 26 Trophies & 83 Gold Medals. Today, whilst enjoying a tasting with a choice of over 25 wines, you can sit down and enjoy the views, along with some amazing local produce platters (included in tour cost) to accompany your tasting. Back on board its off too lunch and a tour at Glenrowan. Today as you explore the township you will be sure to see the Big Ned Kelly Statue. There are many museums, stores and plenty of places that will tell you about Ned Kelly and the Kelly Family. The local pub has a good hearty old fashioned meal.  Or for a light snack, there are quite a few cafés to purchase a light lunch before we head home. We will be stopping en-route, refreshment stops.

COST: $ 545.00   per person twin share based on 35 or more passengers

Single Room Supplementary Extra for 3 nights $ 150.00 per person

PRICE INCLUDES: Coach Travel, 3 Nights’ Accommodation, 3 cooked buffet breakfasts,

 3 x 3 course Dinners, entry fees as per itinerary.

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Morning & afternoon teas not stipulated, 3 lunches

 

 

  

Date:
 21-05-2018
Duration:
 4

Day 1- Melbourne – Warrnambool

After boarding our coach at a pre-arranged time and Location we will travel via Geelong to Colac where we will have lunch at own expense. Following lunch, we’ll meet back with our coach at a per-arranged time to continue our journey. Continuing your journey, we’ll turn off the highway and head towards Blackwood Gully Tourist Centre. At the highest point of the Great Ocean Road, the Blackwood Gully site commands views out over the forest and the Southern Ocean to the south. We’ll visit Port Campbell National Park for a view of the 12 Apostles (Now Only 8), Lochard Gorge, London Bridge and the rugged cliffs, which have made this area famous worldwide.  We continue travel to Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road. The coast around Warrnambool and down to Cape Otway, is known as the Shipwreck Coast. We’ll book into our motel to freshen up and relax before dinner at the Motel restaurant.

 Includes: Evening meal – 2 courses

 

Day 2 - Warrnambool Sightseeing

After breakfast at 10.00 am we commence a morning with some sight-seeing then board our Warrnambool River Cruise, along the Hopkins River tea & coffee included. After our cruise, we continue make our way to the Warrnambool RSL for Lunch. After lunch, make our way to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. A guide will take us through this fascinating village explaining its maritime history. Back on board it’s off to check out some memorabilia and 4 warehouses full of pre -loved items and bric a brac.

Includes Breakfast & dinner

Day 3 Portland & Port Fairy

After breakfast, we make our way to Portland. The lighthouse and Mary MacKillop drive. Next, we will visit Bridgewater Bay, with views of the rugged coastline. A short walk will take you to the blowholes and Petrified Forest.  Once thought to be the remains of a Moonah forest smothered by a large sand dune, creating unusual sandstone formations around the decaying tree trunks, now believed to be hollow tubes of limestone, eroded due to millions of years of rainfall.  Around Midday we will make our way to Port Fairy for a town tour and lunch. Explore with some free time. We depart late afternoon and make our way back to Warrnambool for dinner at the motel.

Includes: Breakfast& Evening Meal

Day 4 -Friday - Warrnambool – Home

After breakfast, today we will say goodbye to our hosts at the Motel and begin our journey home. First stop will be at Allansford Cheese World for a tour and cheese tasting, there is also a Café here, if you wish to have morning tea at own expense. We’ll then board our coach to continue home, taking time to stop off at Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay, for some short visits, and leg stretch. We will arrive home early evening with fond memories of our tour.

Includes: Breakfast & Evening Meal.

 

Cost:         $595.00 per person, twin share, minimum of 30 passengers

                   $150 single supplementary extra per room for 3 nights

Includes:   All coach travel, 3 nights’ accommodation, 3 x 2 course Dinners

         & 3 buffet breakfasts, cruise, entrance fees & tours.

Not included: All lunches, morning & afternoon teas not stipulated

 

Not included:

All lunches, morning & afternoon teas not stipulated or items of a personal nature.

 

Terms & Conditions:

 Please ensure upon booking, you know and accept the following terms & conditions.

Please not: If this trip has some pokies venues included, people must attend all clubs for the

time required in itinerary, to be entitled to any meals, included in cost, and discounted price of trip.

Those who do not will be charged an extra $30.00 to cover cost incurred by us.

 

A 20 % deposit, per person is required to be paid to the organiser or Riverina Buslines,

  to confirm reservations within 2 weeks of booking.

Deposits are non-refundable unless cancelled at a maximum of 2 weeks prior to departure.

Or by arrangement, and at the discretion of management.

 Balance of the tour is to be no later than a week before departure.

No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour, once passenger numbers are confirmed.

Or by arrangement, at the discretion of management.

Other room types can be requested such as single rooms, please be aware that single rooms have an additional cost set by the management of the accommodation.

Itinerary may be subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control

Our company reserves the right, to amend or modify the itinerary, at any time without notice due to weather conditions, road conditions, closures or any other reasons outside our control.

Riverina Buslines will not be held responsible, and will be excluded from, any liability, for any loss, damage, omission, or acts of negligence, by the operators of any hotels, motels, tours, attractions, venues and all forms of transport we book, with other companies, other than our own, used in conjunction with the tour.

Does NOT include travel insurance, but is highly recommended, if for some reason you cannot go.

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